Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza myrsinitae

Liriomyza myrsinitae Hering, 1957

Diptera, Agromyzidae


Blotch, upper-or lower-surface, but when several larvae share a mine, wihch frequently occurs, the mine gets a number of full depth spots. The blotch is preceded by a short corridor (may have been overrun by the later blotch, but then stilll recognisable in the frass pattern). Pupation outside the mine. Leaves with vacated mines are quickly shed.


Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia myrsinites.

According to the Fauna Europaea (2009) the species has been found also in Spain, where this particular Euphorbia species does not occur.


Larvae have been found in Agust.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Spain, Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Hering (1957a), Spencer (1966a).


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